SocialPilot Review: How To Use SocialPilot?

SocialPilot

9.6

Social media scheduling

10.0/10

Social Media calander

9.0/10

Repeat Posts

10.0/10

Social media analtics

9.2/10

Pros

  • Mobile app
  • Value for money
  • Repeat schedule
  • Multiple Social Network

Cons

  • iOS App is not great
  • Instagram support is limited
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Is SocialPilot worth buying?

Find all the answers in this detailed review of SocialPilot. 

Do you want to promote your content to all social network with a single click? Let’s check out one of the popular tools for content promotion.

Posting your blog’s latest content on social networks is a great way to gain more readers. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn are excellent tools for blog promotion, especially when you have many friends or followers. It allows your content to get shared among your network and beyond, giving your blog the exposure and traffic you are aiming for.

Keeping a regular posting schedule on these networks can be a tedious and time-consuming task, and you may not always have the time to do so on a daily basis. You may find that logging in and post it to social networks every other hour is simply not the best use of your time.

This is where automated posting apps like SocialPilot can help you. SocialPilot lets you set up your social network accounts and allows you to schedule posts in advance. At the moment, it lets you connect to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Available as a web app and a Chrome extension, SocialPilot can be accessed from any browser. You can utilize their free plan to connect with five social media profile or connect more profile by upgrading to pro accounts.

Here’s how this tool can easily set your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn posts on autopilot.

How To use SocialPilot Dashboard?

After logging in to your SocialPilot account, the first thing you need to do is to connect your social profiles. To do this, click on “Connect Account” on the left panel under Social Accounts.

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Here, you can add unlimited profiles for Twitter, Google plus (Page, Profile & collection) Facebook (profile or page) and LinkedIn (profile, page or group).

Setting post schedules

After you’ve connected a profile, you should now be able to set a schedule for your posts. Note that the default time zone is for the US, so change this if you need to. Click on the “Edit” button and select your desired time zone on the next page.

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To go back to setting a schedule, click Manage Accounts on the left pane. Click on “Edit” for that account. Now you’re ready to add a schedule for your social profile.

Under “Select Time”, you can specify a time to add to the posting schedule. You can then choose which days of the week you want the schedule to be running. Once done, click on the button that says “Add Time”. You may do this for other social profiles you may have connected.

The schedule will now take effect every time you create a post for each social profile. Note that schedules are set separately for each social account, but you can set the same exact one for all of them if you want your content posted at the same time.

To start adding posts into your schedule, click on “Create Post” on the left pane. You may then start composing your post and adding links. As you can see from the example below, I shared a link to an article that I want to appear in my Twitter profile. Note that my Twitter profile is checked on the right-hand side, while my LinkedIn account remains unchecked.

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If you don’t like manually adding links and typing text to create a post, you can install SocialPilot’s extension for Chrome. This way, you can simply click on the SocialPilot icon to share the page you’re currently on.

Once done with a post, you have three options from the drop-down menu: Add to Queue, Share Now and Share Next. Add to Queue will add that post to the schedule queue. If you want to share the content right then and there, click on Share Now.

Find shareable content:

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Out of the content ideas? You can use SocialPilot content discovery to discover interesting stories to share on your network. This way, you will always have something interesting to share on your social media channel.

How is SocialPilot different than other social media tools?

SocialPilot is not the only posting service out there. In fact, there are many others that have been around longer than it has.

Buffer and Hootsuite, for example, are another popular apps for this purpose.

So what makes SocialPilot different or even better?

All three services offer premium plans, but SocialPilot’s price of $10/month is minimal compared to Buffer’s $15/month and Hootsuite’s $17.49/month.

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As someone who has used both Buffer and Hootsuite, I must say that SocialPilot’s focus on three social networks only, its low monthly cost and user-friendly dashboard appealed to me. SocialPilot Android & iOS app is also available, which is of great help.

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If you want to build a social media presence in the Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, Xing with minimal spending, then SocialPilot is a great tool to start with. It’s easy to set up and use, and it allows you to focus on three major social networks that really matter for blog owners and online entrepreneurs.

Conclusion

If you’re new to social networks, then there is one thing you should know: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are three of the major networks for businesses and bloggers alike. This is where most interactions happen, and where your content is more likely to get noticed.

You don’t have to be on every platform there is — just the ones that bring you the best exposure. So for this purpose, SocialPilot is not only a great tool — it’s a must have.

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Authored By
A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

35 thoughts on “SocialPilot Review: How To Use SocialPilot?”

  1. Awewome post and.tool obviously. I didnt know it. I have one to suggest, that u dont even have to post text on it. Its called social link machine, its a plugin for wordpress platform and posts in more than 12 sites…yoursite.wordpress.com. twitter, pinterest, tumblr, facebook, blogger etc.

    Im very happy with it. One payment and you are done.

    1. Thanks for the info, Teo! Will check it out. However, if you want more control of your posts and like crafting your words in each post, Social Pilot is a great tool for that.

  2. SocialPilot may be a great tool which saves the time as well as manage the social media websites. It’s really helping to bloggers and others.

  3. sangeetha menon

    Kim,

    A great post and thanks for introducing social pilot. I am using HootSuite now and it comes with its own challenges. I am planning to change my social media tool and I think this is the one I will now opt for considering the low-cost price too.

  4. Ryan Biddulph

    Getting those posting times down pat is huge Kim. I set up my Hootsuite a few hours ago, loading it up for the day. Nice review, nice product!

    Ryan

    1. Hi Ryan,

      It’s a constant effort to keep a consistent posting schedule in social media so tools like these are very helpful. Hope you try SocialPilot too!

  5. Hi Kim,

    Social Pilot is looking affordable in terms of price, rest of things are looking same like Buffer and Hootsuite, if it incorporate Google+ then it will have some advantage, Pinterest scheduling is becoming problem to me.

    I will start using SocialPilot free version to know the features as you said, Buffer apps are very comfortable to schedule posts on mobile, I have to check SocialPilot app user friendliness.

    I think it is the best social media tool as per the price, rest of the things we have check, thank you very much for sharing the information about this tool, have a great day.

    1. Hi Siddaiah,

      SocialPilot did start limiting their Pinterest functions, so if Pinterest is an important network for you then it may prove a challenge.

      However, all other functions and network post scheduling work just like the same as Buffer or Hootsuite, but for a fraction of the price. It’s a good idea to try the free version to see if it’s the right tool for your social media promotion needs.

  6. I found this tool very useful in blogging and try to use it as soon as possible. Thanks for this these types of useful tips for blogger and other peoples around the web.

  7. Hi Kim Barloso,
    Yes, SocialPilot is an awesome Tool For blog Promotion? It saves our valuable time. I use this tool and it help me a lot.
    This is a great post with useful information for every blogger.
    However, Thanks for sharing your article with us! Keep it up!

    1. Hi M,

      It’s my pleasure to share a helpful tool such as this. I’m glad you found it useful too.

  8. I have been using Hootsuite for a while, Just went through the social pilot website and it looks promising. will give it a try definitely. Thanks for the valuable information.

  9. Sachin Vishwakarma

    Hello .. Kim

    Though there are three tools – Buffer, Hootsuit, and SocialPilot for social media optimization but amongst all these three only Buffer and Hootsuit are used much in the industry. However if we talk about the pricing; then SocialPilot is more pocket friendly. Features are almost same.

    I am using SocialPilot free version to know more features of SocialPilot.

    Kim Thank you so much for sharing this Article.

  10. Hi Kim,

    I have been using JetPack social publisher feature to update my latest post on all the possible social networking sites then how can social pilot benefit me more than Jet Pack. Can you please help me out with this?

    1. Jetpack is a great free tool, but it is limited in terms of functionality. Social Pilot offers more advanced features. Ultimately, the choice is up to you.

  11. Hello, Kim. It’s a great post and you’ve wonderfully explained about the features of SocialPilot. It looks quite promising for sharing content on social media. I’m current using Buffer but going to explore it for sure.
    Thanks.

  12. At present, I am suing free wordpress social plugin to connect or updated my latest blog post to social networks, that working fine but only supports Facebook and Twitter, and i was very much about the Google Plus service. But Thanks Kim for let us know this service.

  13. Muhammad Tabish

    Hello Kim,
    Thank’s For The Great Social Media Tool, I like SocialPilot My be a Great Tool, Fast Sharing, But Your Writing is Very Interesting, Keep up the Good Work, Keep Sharing,
    Have a Nice Day Ahead,

  14. Hey kim Thanks for sharing this awesome tool. I am using its free version and All I can say that it one of the best tool to manage your social media accounts. However I am willing to upgrade my account to use more of it.

  15. Well this is another great tool to automate you blog post. This kind of tool is really helpful to save time and effort. Gonna give a try to this one.

  16. Hey kim Thanks for sharing this awesome tool. I am using its free version and All I can say that it one of the best tool to manage your social media accounts. However I am willing to upgrade my account to use more of it.

  17. Sathish Arumugam

    Hai Kim Barloso,

    Thanks for sharing a useful article. It is one of the great tools to improve your blog. And every blogger gets used through this article.
    Everyone likes to learn new things. Even me got a lot of ideas.

    What I can say is it is one of the best tools to manage social media accounts. It is one the time-saving one. I will definitely try it ones. I can say it was one of the great social media tools. The features of a social pilot that are mentioned above are awesome.

    I have been using the Hootsuite for a while when I went through social pilot it looks promising. I think a social pilot is an amazing tool for blog promotion. Thanks for sharing new information and what you made is a great job.

    All the best, keep doing it.

    1. I think compared to Hootsuite, SocialPilot is a more affordable alternative. Also, its UI is simpler and less complicated.

  18. Thanks Kim,
    I have never used any paid of all the above tools, i use hootsuite and buffer free plan. I want to upgrade to paid plans but i would love an app that can offer posting to my over 1000 facebook group platforms without Spamming

    Any suggestions so far.

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